As a multi-year member of The Cornell Engineer magazine, I received The Pi Delta Epsilon award as "The Outstanding Journalist of the Year" in 1959. If I recall correctly, this was the first time in decades that an Engineer received that award.
As a member of the Executive Board of the Cornell Society of Engineers in 1960 (Dean Hollister's last year), I was responsible for the return of the 4-year Bachelor's Degree in Engineering with the 5th year being entitled to a Master's Degree in Engineering.
You may wish to read my article in the 1965 Centennial Issue of The Cornell Engineer on "A History of The Cornell Society of Engineers".
I was responsible for a resurrection of The Cornell Club of Southern California during my 3-year tenure as President. We won the award for three straight years as The Cornell Club in the nation, from 1978 to 1980.
I then proceeded to do the same as President for The Ivy League Association of Southern California. I brought in the "7 Sister Colleges" (e:g: Smith, Vassar,etc.).....we held events which, on average, drew as many as 5,000 local alumni from the 8 Ivies and 7 Sisters.